Atticus begins with A and he’s the first guinea pig in my A to Z Challenge this April. I’m Dylan, and you’ll find me under the letter D when we get to it.
Atticus lives in New York City with Auntie Dawn. I’ve met Auntie Dawn but I haven’t met Atticus, except by thought transfer. I’m not very good at thought transfer and I don’t know if he is, either.
This is Atticus as a bitty baby, when he first came to live with Auntie Dawn and Uncle Wayne and Peepers and Tweek and Willoughby. That was after Saku died. You’ll meet Willoughby and Saku later. Not Peepers and Tweek, they are conures which is a type of parrot.
Atticus is a smooth-haired pale Himalayan type of guinea pig. You’ll see what a Himi (that’s short for Himalayan) should look like when we get to L for Lupin-Buckmore. They don’t come from Himalaya, it’s just the colour name.
He’s pretty cool, for a pale thing. He has his own meme on Facebook #Satticus . That’s short for Atticus Saturdays. There’s always a great photo of him in his cage or on BW or Dawns’ lap doing something good and saying “hi, look at me!”. He’s got lots of fans too.
He’s not in any of Mummy’s stories yet. I asked her and she said he will be, but probably not till right at the end. She said that about me, though, and I’ve got a short story all of my own, now. Well, my brother’s in it too – and George.
In case you’re wondering, George started this blog and everything else about George’s Guinea Pig World. I’ll tell you about the legendary George when it’s time for G.